Nuclear fission P2

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  • Created by: Jemima
  • Created on: 17-05-14 13:00
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  • Fission
    • Means 'spitting up'
    • Large nucleus splits in 2
      • 2 fragments=more stable
    • EXCESS ENERGY released
    • Process
      • Bombard nucleus with neutrons
      • When nucleus splits 3 neutrons are ejected
      • Causes chain reaction
    • Can cause uncontrolled nuclear reactions
    • Nuclear power stations
      • Use controlled reactions
        • Carefully controlled
        • Produces heat

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